4.5 stars 24 totalReview William Burns
Posted by Peter
Over the years residing in Connecticut, I have gotten to know many attorneys in the New Haven - Stamford area. I no longer live in Connecticut, but I still require legal assistance from time to time in the state. I was hesitant to contact any of the family attorneys I have gotten to know over the years. After all, my family matters are now in a phase where I do not care to share my concerns with old friends. I took the opportunity to contact Attorney Burns based upon his profile as shown on selected reputable online sites. When Attorney Burns and I finally spoke, I must admit that I was caught off guard. It was simply meant to be an initial consultation, yet he took a great deal of time to answer all my concerns in a very comprehensive, clear and highly competent manner. He went far beyond what was required in an initial consultation. At one point, he asked for a few minutes to research a matter of legal interpretation that we were discussing. Again, this was simply an initial consultation. It was the most caring conversation I have ever had with a family attorney. And, above all else, he put my mind completely at ease about my matter and provided me with a very clear path forward. I would advise anyone with a family law matter in the Connecticut area to seek the advice of Attorney Burns. It was most enjoyable speaking with him and I now feel I have the best attorney in Connecticut when needed for family matters!
Posted by Jeremy
Attorney William Burns Jr. was extremely helpful when I dealt with obtaining custody of my daughter in 2015. I would refer Attorney Burns Jr. to all fathers who are being withheld visitation time, or has a child being raised in an unhealthy household environment. I can honestly say that Attorney Burns Jr. will be my daughter’s hero for the rest of her life. He saved my daughter from being raised in an unstable environment and helped me achieve the ability to give her what every child deserves in their life stability, and love. Throughout the process Attorney Burns Jr. was upfront and honest. At the beginning of my custody fight he stated that obtaining custody would be an uphill battle that would take time and patience, and that it did. Throughout my case Attorney Burns Jr. treated my case as if he was fighting for the well-being of his own child and he would do all that he could to achieve the right outcome for my daughter. He was very trustworthy and easy to communicate with. I cannot thank Attorney Burns Jr. and his staff enough for helping me acquire custody of my daughter and putting me in a position to show my little girl the true meaning of being a kid. I would recommend Attorney Burns Jr. to any father dealing with any custody issue and looking to put their children in a healthy and positive household environment.
Posted by a Divorce client
Bill Burns and his staff did an incredible job of advising and counselling me throughout my divorce process. While the circumstances for such an action could never be optimal, Bill and his team were supportive, responsive, collaborative, flexible and creative throughout the process. I would recommend Bartlett Burns LLC for any Husband or Father in their search for a solid and trustworthy family matters lawyer, especially if parental rights and the children's best interests are of paramount importance.
Posted by chris
Bill and his staff were very professional and knowledgeable. He helped me with getting my son back after almost 60 days without seeing him. I found Bill very easy to talk to and he put everything into language that was easy to understand. He and his associates were very friendly and courteous. They all made a very tough time a whole lot easier for me. I felt from day one that I was in good hands, and that everything would be taken care of and I would get my son back.
Posted by a Divorce client
Bill Burns represented me in my divorce case. He was extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with. While being busy, as any worthwhile lawyer would be, he always managed to get back to me in a timely manner and treated me as if I was his most important client. He stated his objectives clearly and was honest about what my expectations should be. He was able to broker the exact deal I was hoping for even though I never thought it was possible. I couldn't be happier with the result. Despite the divorce being finalized, most importantly, the process taught me and my ex that our child comes first and we're able to move forward raising our child 'together' in separate residences. I strongly recommend consulting Bill Burns. Additionally, him team is awesome and easy to work with.
Posted by a Child Custody client
So far, I'm $10,000 into the firm and have yet to see any results or even any advocation on my behalf. It typically takes 3-5 emails to get an answer to a simple question, and they have no problem billing you to read and respond each time, though you don't get an answer. Basic discovery has taken months, and had to be driven by me. 99% of my case has been through email with a paralegal, and if you actually question how your case is going, they threaten to drop you as a client while sending emails filled with personal insults. Then you find that the promised made during the consultation may not be achievable.
If you hire this firm, be prepared to be frustrated, be prepared to proactively drive your case, and be prepared to pay and pay and pay.
With any lawyer, get a second and third opinion. I trusted Bill Burns and he has failed to earn that trust.
Posted by Robert
Bill has been a great lawyer for our family. He has helped us with the adoption process and our wills and we know we can count on him on to be there for us. My wife and I are in the process of adopting a child; Bill has been instrumental in getting us through the piles of legal documents helping us to make sense of them and putting us more at ease. The adoption process is financially and emotionally stressful but knowing we have a great lawyer helps to lessen some of that stress. We have always found him professional, respectful and compassionate. I have and will continue to recommend Bill to anyone looking for a great lawyer.
Posted by Tim
I highly recommend Attorney Burns to anyone looking for an honest and trustworthy lawyer. He is willing to go the extra mile for his clients and fights for what is right. He is the only lawyer I will ever use.
Posted by James
Attorney Burns is a great asset to the legal community. While I was a client, Mr. Burns was extremely attentive to our needs and provided direct, accurate guidance in a very efficient manner. It was clear from the first time we met that his experience, not only as a lawyer but as a loving family man, made him the best candidate to represent our interests. Above that, Bill was able to explain the legal issues and long term implications of the decisions we made in a very straight forward manner - so that even I could understand them. Overall, working with Bill was a positive experience and I will definitely use his firm in the future.
Posted by a Car Accident client
A few years ago, I found myself in an unexpected and difficult legal situation. A situation that I, nor anyone I had known, had ever experienced before. I was completely unsure of what my rights were, where to go, what to do, or how to proceed. William Burns helped me through the process and was extremely professional. He guided me every step of the way and made sure that I understood the choices and legal jargon that were presented to me. He helped me find a swift and satisfying resolution.